Steamboat Wharf & Straight Wharf Nantucket, MA

A Far Away Island for Every Kind of Vacationer

nantucketNantucket, MA, translated in Native American as the ‘far-away-island’ is an amazing place steeped in prolific history. The old world charm encapsulates the island, rich in the fishing culture responsible for establishing the island’s civilization 500 years ago.
Essentially an interactive museum, Nantucket also is home to an active restaurant scene and plenty of options for fun in the sun. A vacationer’s paradise right off the New England coast, Nantucket is great for all kinds of people. Regardless of your intentions to get away from it all, the short trip to Nantucket is well worth it.
For those interested in history, Nantucket has plenty of it. In addition to the dozens of historic bed and breakfasts you can patronize throughout the entire island, there also plenty of history tours offered throughout the year.
Effectively a living museum, Nantucket is surrounded in an incredibly unique culture all its own sure to satisfy the biggest history buff. While in town, you can pay a visit to the Nantucket Historical Association, the Nantucket Whaling Museum, the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum and the dozens of individual, private preservations dotting the island.
And if you’re like most vacationers, and leisure is what drives you to get out of town, you’re looking at the best island off the US coast to kick off your shoes and enjoy the coastal breeze. Numerous beachfront bars and restaurants await you along sandy white shores.
And if you’re more of an active vacationer, hundreds of fishing charters are available to take you out on the open ocean for deep sea angling. And if you aren’t much of a fisherman, the clear waters of the Nantucket sound are perfect for snorkeling. The dozens of bike rental places dotting the island are also available to the more land loving vacationer.

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